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The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012

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15.—(1) Where—

(a)a maintained school has more governors of a particular category than are provided for by the instrument of government for the school, and

(b)the excess is not eliminated by the required number of governors resigning,

(c)such number of that category as is required to eliminate the excess must cease to hold office in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) Governors must cease to hold office on the basis of juniority, the governor whose period of continuous service (whether as a governor of one or more than one category) is the shortest being the first who must cease to hold office.

(3) Where governors have held office for an equal length of time, the selection of those who must cease to hold office must be done by drawing lots.

(4) Any procedure set out in the instrument of government for the removal of excess foundation governors does not apply in the circumstances set out in paragraph (1).

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